Pedestrian accidents have skyrocketed

Pedestrian accidents have skyrocketed

“So much attention has been paid, and rightly so, to distracted driving that we have ignored the fact that distracted walking and crossing can be just as risky,” said David Melton, a driving safety expert with Liberty Mutual Insurance. “From an early age, we all learn how to safely cross the street – look both ways, wait for the walk sign – but as adults many of us seem to forget those simple rules.”

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How effective are distracted driving laws at saving lives?

How effective are distracted driving laws at saving lives?

A recent study suggests that even as many states continue trying to crack down on distracted drivers, motorists will not actually get any safer.

This news comes the same week that Massachusetts became the 30th. state to pass a law against texting behind the wheel, while also restricting cell phone use by teen drivers. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, there is no significant reduction in crashes after a state passes a law against distracted driving.

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